Bachelor Programs in Theatre studies

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Theatre studies

What is a Bachelor in Theatre Studies? This degree is a popular choice for many undergraduate students who want to pursue a career in the performing arts. With a three-year or four-year program, you can gain qualifications to teach or follow your own dreams on stage.

 

A Bachelor in Theatre Studies is a flexible degree program for aspiring actors and directors. This course generally includes training in directing, stage management and production, dramaturgy, design technology, playwriting and acting. Individual tutorials and special electives can give you the chance to pursue your own interests with one-on-one mentoring. Many programs offering the Bachelor in Theatre Studies also feature intensive training for students who choose to focus on their own acting careers.

 

The long-term benefits of a Bachelor in Theatre Studies are both personal and professional. This program is a unique opportunity to pursue and refine your own theatre skills. Even students who have considerable experience on the stage or in the director’s chair can benefit from the modern curriculum on offer at colleges and universities.

 

Costs vary depending on the individual program and the student’s country of residence. To find out more about tuition expenses and the possibility of financial aid, contact the individual programs to which you are applying.

 

You can expect an exciting career after receiving your Bachelor in Theatre Studies. Some graduates choose to pursue a career on the stage. Others decide to go on with directing, playwriting or other areas of professional theatre. The communication skills gained in the course of a theatre studies program are transferable to a wide variety of other positions, including many jobs in public relations, advertising and other publicity-related fields.

 

Would you like to take the next step in pursuing a performing arts degree? Find out more about the Bachelor in Theatre Studies by browsing through our website. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Dual Bachelor in Theatre and Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)

Aquinas College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Grand Rapids

Designed for the Business students who are interested in Theatre Management. [+]

Bachelors in Theatre studies. Why Study Theatre? Whether you're ready to take the stage or build it, you'll find your place in theatre at Aquinas. With a leading-edge facility and the addition of a new theatre department director, our program is setting a new standard of excellence. In 2003, the $7-million Aquinas College Performing Arts Center (in collaboration with Aquinas College, Community Circle Theatre and Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools) had its Grand Opening Season. It's a cooperative effect that brings extraordinary theatre to our community and our students. How We're Different Aquinas is the only four-year private school in the Grand Rapids area that offers a theatre major. The program is part of a unique collaboration with Circle Theatre and the League of Catholic High Schools, the only one of its kind in the nation, allowing for a variety of performance, teaching, and technical training opportunities. The department produces four to five fully-mounted shows a year, with a focus on contemporary plays, musicals, and adaptations. The department offers three different 21-credit concentrations (performance, technical, and general) in addition to a 27-credit core. Aquinas offers up to four talent scholarships for incoming freshmen and transfers, based on audition (for performers) or portfolio (for designers, stage managers, and directors). Students have had internships at all of the major theatres in the Grand Rapids as well as at The Purple Rose in Chelsea and in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. Students leave with more acting and design credits than majors from... [-]

Bachelor in Musical Theatre

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

Our B.F.A. in Musical Theatre features an intense, specialized and synchronized curriculum. [+]

William Peace Theatre empowers students to pursue careers in the fine arts as independent, self-assessing artists. Our B.F.A. in Musical Theatre features intense, specialized and synchronized curriculums. These programs were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to insure the best possible career training and success. Musical Theatre majors develop strong singing, dancing and acting skills needed to make a mark on the professional and wonderful world of theatre. Students build vocal technique, repertoire and musicianship through private lessons focused specifically on current musical theatre style. Both the B.A. in Theatre and the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre are taught within Theatre Department. This powerful synergy offers students specialized and focused training they need without bouncing between two different programs. Our teachers have vast professional and academic experience and continue to work in the professional theatre. Students benefit from decades' of professional relationships with theatres, directors, casting agencies, agents, voice teachers, coaches, choreographers and directors in places like London, New York and Las Vegas. Our productions and students have been nominated for various awards over the years, including: Top Ten List by Spectator Magazine, multiple Raleigh News & Observer Top Ten Lists, Best Comic Actress by Roberts Reviews, consistently ranked and reviewed by the Independent Weekly. Additionally, we have been awarded countless grants to write and produce original pieces, including: Dreaming in Color written by students and alumni in conjunction with playwright Barbara Lebow; adaptation for the stage of Charles Dickens Dombey and Son by... [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The University of Tennessee at Martin
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Martin

The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Art, Graphic Design, or Theatre. The mission of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts is to prepare students for careers in these fine arts disciplines or continued study at an advanced level. [+]

Bachelors in Theatre studies. The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Art, Graphic Design, or Theatre. The mission of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts is to prepare students for careers in these fine arts disciplines or continued study at an advanced level. The programs provide artistic and technical training in the various areas of study, cultural and historical context for their disciplines and the opportunity for the students to gain an appreciation for all of the fine arts activities while in the program. Graphic Design – the students in this discipline will study Graphic Design Applications and Practices Design Theory and History Typography and Page Layout Multimedia and Computer Illustration Professional Practice in Graphic Design Visual Art – the students in this discipline will study Foundations 2D and 3D Practices Studio Courses in various Media Aesthetic and Historical Art Context Exhibition Design and Planning Fine Arts Career Strategy Theatre – the students in this discipline will study Acting and Character Development Stagecraft and Technical Theatre Directing and Playwriting Play Production Participate in Campus Plays [-]

Bachelor in Theatre

Kadir Has University
Online Full time September 2017 Turkey Istanbul

Theatre Department, which was founded in 2006, is the youngest department of Faculty of Art and Desing in Kadir Has University.The department offers a four year undergraduate program, which leads the graduates to Bachelor of Arts degree. [+]

Theatre Department, which was founded in 2006, is the youngest department of Faculty of Art and Desing in Kadir Has University.The department offers a four year undergraduate program, which leads the graduates to Bachelor of Arts degree. The program aims to help student to develop their knowledge and creativity, as well as their skills, that they need in their future profession as theatre artists. The curriculum is designed to provide our students wide range of possibilities to specialization for the professional life. It serves an optimal combination of theory and practice. Students begin their education by training the fundamental elements of theatre and get then focusing attention on a particular area of interest, such as acting, dramatic writing, directing, theatre management, etc. The academic staff of the department consists of prominent actors, directors and theatre managers of well known theatre companies and academicians. Our lecturers have international experience and they have great theoretical and practical knowledge of theatre. Besides their career as artists, they have also long years of experience as lecturer. In order to give a contemporanious education, the department gives a special importance to the internationality and enable its students to have international experiences through Erasmus and other exchange programms, as well as international academic events and workshops. According to their interests and talent, our graduates can work as actor/actress, director, playwright, theatre manager, theatre instructor and they can work in many other theatre related proffessions. [-]

Bachelor in International Liberal Arts: Performing Arts

International College of Liberal Arts - Yamanashi Gakuin University
Campus Full time April 2018 Japan Kōfu

This course serves as an introduction to the theoretical, social and artistic traditions which are key to an understanding of the dramatic arts of the Western stage and screen. [+]

Bachelors in Theatre studies. Bachelor in International Liberal Arts: Performing Arts Western Film & Theater This course serves as an introduction to the theoretical, social and artistic traditions which are key to an understanding of the dramatic arts of the Western stage and screen. It will allow students access to a broad range of work, across the centuries, whilst encouraging them to think about such material as part of a greater, overall understanding of Western art/society in general. Objectives At the end of this course, students should be able to: (i) identify the key terms, people and traditions which are important in the history of theatre and film-making in the West, (ii) know how to access and read primary sources to adopt a critical perspective on performing art, identify the concerns and intentions of secondary sources, and develop an awareness of different approaches to make sense of such art, (iii) understand how both film and theatre is both an artistic and social construct, carrying messages that go beyond their own time or place, (iv) engage thoroughly in writing about the key moments in art history by putting forward an argument and developing it in a clear and coherent manner, and (v) learn how to articulate and refine ideas in discussions and presentations. Japanese Film & Theater This course serves as an introduction to the theoretical, social and artistic traditions which are key to an understanding of the dramatic arts of the Japanese stage and screen. It will allow students access... [-]

BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Ireland Limerick

This undergraduate programme (level 8) deals with an area of drama and theatre education not currently catered for at third level in Ireland. Applied theatre is considered to be the study of drama and theatre across a range of practical applications [+]

CAO minimum entry points 2016: 280 first round Programme description: This undergraduate programme (level 8) deals with an area of drama and theatre education not currently catered for at third level in Ireland. Applied theatre is considered to be the study of drama and theatre across a range of practical applications and non-traditional settings, including but not defined by stage performance or the study of literary texts. Contemporary theatre signals that the programme will deal largely with current and emergent modes of theatrical production and reception. This programme will seek to articulate the contemporary, varied and ever-changing roles of theatre and its practitioners in society. At its heart will be the concept of ensemble, which loosely defined, values and emphasises the importance of the practice of the collective. The idea of a working in a pro-social manner in theatre will also be core to this programme. This highlights engagement with specific sites and audiences, and with the idea that theatre has a core societal function and exists not only as entertainment. This programme will be offered in close association with the Lime Tree Theatre, which is located on the College campus. Through our relationship with the Lime Tree, students on the programme will be exposed to the best local, national and international practice through visiting companies, festivals, etc., and from the input of a range of visiting lecturers and practitioners. Entrance Requirements: Entry to the programme is generally by means of application via the CAO system (MI001) All applicants are... [-]

BACHELOR IN STAGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL THEATRE

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This three-year honours degree, offered for the first time in 2017 subject to academic approval*, will replace the existing two-year Professional Diploma in Stage Management and Technical Theatre which has been offered by The Lir Academy since 2012. [+]

Bachelors in Theatre studies. Application process is now open Bachelor in Stage Management and Technical Theatre Degree This three-year honours degree, offered for the first time in 2017 subject to academic approval, will replace the existing two-year Professional Diploma in Stage Management and Technical Theatre which has been offered by The Lir Academy since 2012. This new degree course will continue to offer practice based training to students who are interested in a career in professional theatre, TV and film. It has been enhanced to provide increased opportunities in specialist areas within stage management and technical theatre (e.g. sound, lighting and construction), increased professional placements and a major research project relevant to a student’s choice of specialism. Classes on production management, design (set, lighting, costume and sound) and managing your own freelance business will also be introduced during the final year. Year one - Introduction Year one is designed to introduce students to practice based training in all technical departments including lighting, sound, prop making, scenic art, costume, set construction and stage management. Core skills based classes in theatre skills, theatre technologies and theatre studies will be complemented by practice based learning on in-house productions. Year two - Application Year two will see students apply the skills learned from their first year to a series of theatre and film productions, directed and designed by professional practitioners. Each student will have the opportunity to become a head of department and work alongside their peers to deliver a full production. Year Three... [-]

Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts

Black Hills State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Spearfish Rapid City

Black Hills State University Theatre is a small program with big benefits, where the artistic process is as important as the final product. The program provides a student centered learning environment focusing on cultivating the collaborative skills, creativity and... [+]

Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts Black Hills State University Theatre is a small program with big benefits, where the artistic process is as important as the final product. The program provides a student centered learning environment focusing on cultivating the collaborative skills, creativity and professionalism necessary to pursue a career in theatre. Students will build a solid foundation from which they are prepared to attend graduate school or enter the job market. There are multiple staged productions through out the year that are open to the public. Two student organizations provide support to the theatre program: Theatre Society is open to all BHSU students Props and Liners, the oldest student organization at BHSU, is a Theatre Honorary Fraternity Career Opportunities Theater is made up of many areas of career specialization. These areas include (but are not limited to): acting, directing, scenic design, costume design, lighting design, makeup design, sound design, technical direction, stage management, and publicity. Each area of career specialization has its own set of required crafts. In addition, within each area of specialization are various trades, requiring specific sets of skills. These trades include: carpenters, scenic artists, property master, master electricians, light board operators, sound board operators, costume shop managers, tailors, deck managers and more. Each student has the opportunity to choose, and become proficient in, one area of career specialization and to acquire one or more set(s) of trade skills. This combination will enable the student to pursue career and job opportunities in community, college and professional... [-]

Circus

University of Dance and Circus, DOCH
Campus September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Bachelor programme in Circus at DOCH uses the skills and the artistic traditions as a foundation on which to build high level technical and artistic competences in new practices. [+]

Circus

The Bachelor programme in Circus at DOCH uses the skills and the artistic traditions as a foundation on which to build high level technical and artistic competences in new practices. It offers knowledge about, and an understanding of, the many forms of expression in circus. It also initiates innovative processes in methods of working and of expressing oneself in close relationship to choreography and the performing arts. Upon graduating, the student can use his/her artistry to contribute to the development of the circus movement vocabulary and in turn may even perhaps redefine the art form itself.

In the BA programme, this is done on two levels simultaneously, first and foremost through the core group of discipline teachers who interact with the students on a daily basis throughout the duration of the programme, bringing a wealth of experience both technically and artistically through their unique pedagogical approaches. In conjunction with this, we establish strong and enduring collaborations with numerous individuals and networks of individuals both within the national and international circus arena. These teachers, prominent artists and researchers, are highly present in the student’s daily practice. Through this rich environment, the students are continuously given tools that facilitate the ability to relate to one’s own activities within an artistic and social context.... [-]


Bachelor in Communication Arts

Allegheny College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Meadville

Exploring the complexities of communication through the study of rhetoric, mass media, and theatre. [+]

Bachelor in Communication Arts Major & Minor Programs Exploring the complexities of communication through the study of rhetoric, mass media, and theatre. Double majors and self-designed majors encouraged Co-curricular experience expected Major in Communication Exploring the creative and critical study of human communication, with special emphasis on rhetoric and mass media through theory and practice. Forty-five semester hours (typically 12 courses). Minor Communication: at least 24 semester hours of graded courses in communications. Department Facts Distinctions Fully supported Senior Project requirement proves to employers and graduate schools the ability to complete a major original assignment. The Equity Guest Artist Program Collaborative projects with department faculty and staff A practical, hands-on approach in many courses Touring plays Children’s theatre productions Key Benefits Developing practical and creative communication skills—writing, speaking, acting, directing, audio-visual production, and theatre design. Cultivating critical perspectives on a variety of communicative practices and texts, including speech, politics, popular culture, performance, news, drama, film, television, and advertising. Engaging responsible citizenship and thoughtful professionalism through college and beyond. Endorsements “Some would say that, as a young, independent filmmaker, I face impossible odds. But learning how to do the impossible at Allegheny got me this far.” — Ken Hamm ’92, on completing his first feature-length film, “Moving In/Moving Out,” in 1995 “There’s a wonderful atmosphere that allows you to try out new things without fear of censure, though you can always expect healthy criticism. There is an emphasis on professionalism, and having interested professors makes the department a real individualized event.”... [-]

Bachelor of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

In the Bachelor of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography, students are guided towards greater knowledge of their artistry, through focus on the communicative, artistic, technical and physical aspects of the crafts of dance performance and dance choreography. [+]

Bachelor of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography

In the Bachelor of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography, students are guided towards greater knowledge of their artistry, through focus on the communicative, artistic, technical and physical aspects of the crafts of dance performance and dance choreography. Their craft-specific knowledge is simulated within a critical awareness and understanding of specific cultural, historical and present day contexts within which dance performance and choreography are created, experienced and engaged/received globally, particularly in the Caribbean region. The programme also furnishes students with the essential knowledge and skills in the critical appraisal of dance and other areas of performing, written and visual arts and encourages them towards innovation in thought and artistic presentation.... [-]


Bachelor in Theatre and Musical Theatre

Birmingham-Southern College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Birmingham

At BSC, our theatre professors know that production skills are best learned through active participation in the classroom and on the stage. We place equal importance on learning and doing, and our students are well prepared for graduate work and for careers in professional and educational theatre... [+]

Bachelor in Theatre and Musical Theatre At BSC, our theatre professors know that production skills are best learned through active participation in the classroom and on the stage. We place equal importance on learning and doing, and our students are well prepared for graduate work and for careers in professional and educational theatre – or for whatever path they choose. As well as nationally-recognized performers, we regularly have theatre majors go on to become doctors, lawyers, arts administrators, educators, and more. Here’s what makes theatre special at BSC Our department is a small community of students and professors in love with what they are doing. They’ll help you find your passion, discover what you love to do, and develop your skills to their greatest potential. We complete four major productions each year and six to ten student-led productions. That means you’ll get plenty of opportunities to learn the entire process hands-on, including acting, set and lighting design, costumes, choreography, company management, and playwriting. Theatre students are active in productions throughout their four years at BSC; freshmen are encouraged to get involved as soon as they arrive on campus. Our unique January E-Term gives you four weeks to work on a theatre project, take an audition class, write a play, or explore something else that interests you. We offer a BA in theatre arts and a BA in musical theatre. Classes are provided for students interested in a career in the performing arts and for those approaching theatre with a more... [-]

Bachelor in Theatre

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 Portugal Braga

This course, which is unique in the national context, aims to address this situation throught a combination of theoretical and practical study which educates practitioners and technicians to reflect on their practice in the light of theatrical tendencies and critical movements and educate dramaturgs and critics to be conscious of the practical constraints and opportunities of theatre work. [+]

Bachelors in Theatre studies. Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree) ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Azurém Campus, Guimarães Main Scientific area: Theatre Pratice BACHELOR | 3 YEARS This cycle of studies, with and unique profile in the country, offers a quality artistic training to students who intend to pursue professional careers in the theatre as actors, directors, set designers, playwrights, critics and teachers. In the light of an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach, the course offers a variety of performing and academic experiences which prepare students for the professional world and where students work with entertainers in the preparation of performative exercises publicly presented to the local and regional community. Careers The Degree in Theatre of the University of Minho received its first students? in 2012 and offers a great variety of quality artistic training to students who wish to pursue careers as actors, directors, theatre designers, playwrights and critics. With this degree, they can also choose to become teachers, actors directors, stage assistants, programmers and theatrical producers. [-]

Bachelor of Performing Arts: Dance Theatre & Education

Accademia Europea di Firenze - European Academy of Florence
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Florence

This Bachelor is a professional double degree which qualifies successful graduates to be recognized as performer with chorographical skills or high school teachers. The double degree also serves as an ideal basis from which to enter a range of dance and dance education professions. [+]

This Bachelor is a professional double degree which qualifies successful graduates to be recognized as performer with chorographical skills or high school teachers. The double degree also serves as an ideal basis from which to enter a range of dance and dance education professions. Supported by a rich artistic community and nationally recognized dance faculty, the AEF offers a distinctive program which provides personal attention from experienced dance experts, excellent concert performance opportunities and modern studio spaces to give you the professional training and strong educational foundation you need to transform your passion for dance into a successful career. A small student-to-faculty ratio ensures one-on-one guidance to help you develop your personal technique and talent. Students also have the opportunity to work with world-renowned dancers and choreographers. Due to the increased interest in the degree program and our commitment to personal student attention, dance majors are required to audition for admittance into the program. Students will be evaluated by the dance faculty on the basis of previous training, alignment, maturity of movement, core support and potential. To prepare, you should receive ballet training with some classes in jazz and modern dance. With the BPS in Dance you will be prepared to pursue a career in a variety of dance-related fields, including: Teaching; Choreography; Performance. With the Degree your career opportunities are endless. You can perform with dance companies, in musical theatre, or television, on cruise ships, in amusement parks or other areas. You may choose a career in choreography in... [-]

Degree In Audiovisual Production And Shows

ITES imatge i so
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The figure of production is essential; If you are organized, if you like to work in the audiovisual sector or start your own projects, here you will find the necessary techniques to learn how to manage and plan all kinds of productions. [+]

Bachelors in Theatre studies. What is the production cycle? The figure of production is essential; If you are organized, if you like to work in the audiovisual sector or start your own projects, here you will find the necessary techniques to learn how to manage and plan all kinds of productions. In this cycle you will learn to use the tools to make any type of project a reality, ensuring that the objectives are met in time and the conditions of cost and quality established. You will be able to plan, organize and manage all technical and human resources for any production of film, radio, television, shows and events. Contents of the cycle Audiovisual project planning Management of film, video and multimedia projects Management of television and radio projects Planning of shows and events Project management of shows and events Audiovisual and scenic languages Audiovisual and scenic technical media Administration and promotion of audiovisuals and shows Training and Guidance Business and Entrepreneurship English Audiovisual and entertainment production project Formation in work centers Career prospects Film Production Assistant Video Production Assistant TV Production Assistant Animation Production Assistant Media Production Assistant Radio Production Assistant Head of production of live shows and events Assistant of production of live shows and events Company Manager Course details September-June 2 academic years 2000 hours (383 trainees) Monday to Friday Access road Baccalaureate degree Group A Medium-Level Training Cycle: Technological Proof of access to GS with the corresponding ones or validated Course of access to Higher Degree... [-]